socialism with Chinese characteristics

Generative AI Apps Removed from Apple’s Chinese App Store

Earlier this week, Apple removed over 100 generative AI and ChatGPT-related apps from its mainland Chinese store in response to new Chinese government regulations on managing generative AI. The regulations were introduced in...

Is Getting Rich Still Glorious? Xi Targets Wealth Inequality

A recent high-level Party meeting in Beijing has called for the more equitable distribution of wealth in Chinese society, possibly portending significant changes to the country’s economic and social systems. According to most...

Translation: Socialist Core Value Humor

CDT has translated a selection of Chinese political jokes that have been making the rounds on social media. These jokes all poke fun at China’s so-called core socialist values, a set of 12 words used by the CCP to promote...

Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: Dangers in Opacity

Every head of the post-Mao PRC  has risen to power with a personal slogan to characterize their leadership aspirations and establish their position in the ideological heritage of the CCP. Deng Xiaoping began the tradition with...

Netizen Voices: A Vote “No” for the Chinese Dream

People’s Forum, a BBS on the website of the state-run newspaper People’s Daily, launched the “Confidence-Conviction-Faith” survey on March 27 to measure its readers’ commitment to Xi Jinping’s...

Research Proposals with Chinese Characteristics

On January 30, 2013, China’s National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science published on their website a lengthy list of focus areas for 2013 research proposals [zh]. The 60-item list details many propaganda...



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